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No Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2016 to 2022

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Why Is This Important?

Women who receive early and consistent prenatal care increase their likelihood of giving birth to a healthy child. Health care providers recommend that women begin prenatal care in the first trimester of their pregnancy.


Number of live births to pregnant women who did not receive prenatal care at any time during this pregnancy as a percentage of the total number of live births.

Data Notes

Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. The electronic birth registration system has a field for Total Number of Prenatal Care Visits. If zero is entered, the record is automatically coded as receiving no prenatal care. Beginning in 2021, if that field is left blank, zero is assumed and the record is auto-coded to no prenatal care. Previously, blanks were coded as unknown prenatal care. This may be the reason for the slight increase in the number of births with no prenatal care in 2021.

Data Source

Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of live births to pregnant women who received no prenatal care
  • Denominator:

    Total number of live births

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Health Topic Pages Related to: No Prenatal Care

Indicator Data Last Updated On 04/09/2024, Published on 06/06/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: (